102-Year Old Woman Sets Skydiving Record

by Yashasvi Shaktawat
102-Year Old Woman Sets Skydiving Record

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An Australian woman recently broke a record by jumping out of a plane 14,000 feet in the air, becoming the oldest person to do so.

What Is It?

Irene O’Shea celebrated her 102nd birthday 14,000 feet in the air when she took the plunge out of a plane to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease which took her daughter’s life years ago.

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What’s In It?

Women like Irene are the ones who inspire us to break the norms and get out of our comfort zone, pushing our limits to do better. This is Irene’s 3rd jump that she took on December 9 with her three-time instructor after going over the safety measures.

The adventure junkie, Irene, claims that she’s just a normal person same like everyone else and she enjoyed her beautiful and smooth freefall.

Irene O’Shea isn’t the only one to celebrate a milestone birthday like this, earlier a Michigan woman named Dottie Sambiagio has celebrated her 90th birthday in August by taking the plunge.


Irene took the jump on December 9, setting a record of being the oldest woman to do so.